Summons and complaints are the documents that are a precursor to a lawsuit. Both documents represent the present conditions of plaintiff and defendant and are required before a lawsuit to proceed.
A civil lawsuit starts when a summon or complaint was filed with any court in UAE. A complaint contains the allegations of the plaintiff against the defendant, as well as the facts and supporting evidence for the allegations. As for a summon, it is a document that provides information regarding where the case will be heard. It also contains the seal and signature of the court and the clerk, and parties that are involved in the case. Complaints and summons have to be filed properly in order for a lawsuit to proceed.
At HHS Lawyers, our legal drafting team knows that there are a number of considerations that have to be taken into account when drafting summons and complaints. For instance, the plaintiff bringing the lawsuit must file a summon or a complaint to start the lawsuit with the document clearly providing the reason for the intention. The summon or complaint is also a way to inform the court and not just the defendant of the substantive basis upon which the lawsuit rests.